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    September 20, 2010
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hello, i'm jc hayward. thanks for being with us. iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york for the annual general is assembly being held at the united nations. this comes as two americans are held in jail in iran. their mothers are asking for a face-to-face meeting with the iranian president.
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>> reporter: he was smiling for the meeting in new york, but the mothers of two hikers still in prison in iran would like their turn for a meeting. >> we are mothers. we are not politicians. and we are just very, very eager, clearly to have our children returned to us. >> the family members spoke at a news conference with sara shourd, who just returned after a year in custody in iran. shourd said until the two other hikers are leigh -- released, she does not feel relieved. >> this is not the time to celebrate. my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh is crushing and i stand before you today only one-third free. >> reporter: a ahmadinej ad is attending conferences until the general assembly opens later in week but having him in town gives protestors a chance to send their messages on nuclear weapons and human rights. activists gathered to protest the iran defiance in building a
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nuclear arsenal and the abuse of human rights. but in interviews in new york, ahmadinejad pointed to his release of the hiker as a humanitarian gesture, hinting that the u.s. should release eight iranians he claims are being illegally retained. >> the u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture. >> reporter: a ahmadinej ad said his country is seeking peace but that, quote, the future belongs to iran. randall pinkston, cbs news, the united nations. we have breaking news from flint, michigan where prosecutors filed additional charges against elias abuelazam. prosecutors in flint, michigan, charged him with four additional attempted murder charges and one more murder charge in michigan. that's four charges. and he is also charged with a string of attacks in ohio.
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another university of maryland student was attacked over the weekend. this happened yesterday morning in the college park shopping center parking lot. police say the victim was intoxicated when three men attacked him. students are hoping that by traveling in groups and knowing when they have had enough to drink will lessen their chance of becoming a victim. >> you always want to walk with people and that's the main thing. so don't be too intoxicated otherwise people point you out. >> a silver spring man was charged with attacks. police are looking for three suspects in yesterday's attack. the u.s. supreme court is the only chance a virginia woman has to avoid execution this week. theresa lewis was denied clemency. the 41-year-old mother and grandmother is the only woman on virginia's death row. she is also set to be the first woman executed in the state in
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nearly a century. lewis was convicted of conspiring with two men to carry out the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson. right now her execution is scheduled for thursday. ever since the d.c. council chairman vincent gray won last week's mayoral primary, the question on many people's mind is whether or not school chancellor michelle rhee will be staying. kristin fisher reports that we could have an answer sometime this week. >> reporter: well michelle rhee will return from vacation this week and when she does, she'll meet with vince gray about her future or lack there of as d.c. school chancellor. now her school reform was a major issue throughout the battle. supporters of michelle rhee and fenty credited them for making tough decisions to improve d.c. schools but opponents have accused her of alienating teachers and parents and
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critical of her firing 200 d.c. teachers for underperformance. michelle rhee said she didn't think she could work with gray. she called it devastating for d.c. students. as for gray, he hasn't said what to do with michelle rhee except that he will sit down with her at some point and that some point will likely be this wednesday. but whether or not any decisions will come from that meeting remain to be seen. here is what gray had to say during a press conference last wednesday. >> we're not going to make any personnel decisions until after the general election but i think it's important to begin the conversations now, as i promised that i would do. >> reporter: now already possible new names are being tossed around. they include two who had already been d.c. school chancellor and two of michelle rhee's current deputies are believed to be in the running. kristin fisher, 9 news now. the family of a man shot last week by capital police said he wanted to die by the
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hands of officers. 29-year-old john wesley wheeler was shot friday morning after he pointed a gun at officers. he survived shots to his stomach, thigh, and a bullet who grazed his head. her mother who did not want her face on camera said her son was depressed after losing his job last year. she claims he had no intention of hurting anyone but because of his religious upbringing he could not take his own life. >> wesley has been taught that if you take your own life, you go to hell. but if you get someone else to do it, even though it's a warped rationalization, that was how he was rationalizing it. >> wheeler also had a run-in with metropolitan police last month for waving a gun in public. he remains in stable condition. police have charged wheeler with assault with intent to
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kill. the doctor shot at the hospital last month is recovering. dr. david cohen is listed in fair and stable condition. he was shot thursday morning by 50-year-old paul warren partis. after shooting the doctor, partis shot and killed his mother who was a patient, and then himself. the bp well is finally capped and sealed. however, see how the effects of the spill could last for years to come. plus, the effects of hurricane igor could affect our shores. we'll tell you what happened when it struck bermuda.
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well the broken well is now capped, problems however remain if coastal areas of louisiana. mia rodriguez shows us the problems that some are still facing. >> reporter: the final kill may have permanently plugged the broken well in the gulf, but in plaquemines parish, the finality is hard to swallow. >> we sleep with one eye open wondering if we're going to have another leak. so that is great news, that we know since the well has been stopped, now every day we are making progress. but i'm going to tell you, we have to be on our toes. >> reporter: lately what is keeping the parish on its collective toes are these -- fish kill. four major ones in the last two weeks. >> millions of fish, absolutely
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millions. >> reporter: tj is the parish coastal zone management director, documenting the fish kill, including this one on sunday. >> we're used to seeing fish kills at this time of year but not in this number, the mass number of fish that are dying and not in the frequency occurring right now. >> reporter: the state department of wildlife and fish kills said it is due to low oxygen and not the oil spill. but on sunday representatives of the district attorney's office in plaquemines came out to one of the fish kill areas. they collected samples which could end up being used in a civil penalties case related to the oil spill. >> we're just building our case. we're coming to take samples of the fish and to scrape the fish and see if there is oil on the fish. >> reporter: beyond the uncertainty of the fish kill is the certainty that no new oil will flow into the gulf. now that the relief well is finished and sealed. but the final kill brings little comfort to people in
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places still getting hit by oil. here in bay jimmy oil is spill coming to shore, even though it was capped in july. >> we're losing the march. >> reporter: plaquemin es parish collected 37,000 gallons of oily-water mix and 187,000 bags of tar balls. 9 news now. the fda already has said that salmon which grows twice as fast as conventional salmon is as safe to eat as the traditional variety. a key issue is how will the fda allow the salmon to be marketed. the approval would also open the door for a variety of other genetically engineered animals. coming up next, howard and the forecast. >> jaycee, a gorgeous start to the week. but get ready, it will get hot again in a couple of days.
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i'm peggy fox with your monday moms like me spotlight. today we're talking about preventing strangulation in children. last friday a 17-month-old baby got caught in a drapeery cord and then died. with us to help us make sure our home is safe is dr. jamie frystat with safe kids. thank you for coming in. >> thank you for having me. >> this is something everybody should pay attention to, not just if you have small children. >> that's exactly right. because children go different places, whether to grand parents or a friend's house and so everybody needs to be aware of strangulation in the home and prevent it from happening. >> so what do you do? >> first and foremost, the safest option is cordless options. and this makes sense because we're worried about the cords when it comes to strangulation and kids. the next thing is you want to go around to every window of
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your home and make sure it is child proof. we're not -- of course there is a lot of people who do not have cordless window options so go to those windows and make sure they are child proof and this means making sure that the inner and outer cord are secured that kids cannot become tangled in them. >> we have some tips to run down and make sure everyone has got this? >> that's exactly right. and i want to recommend that all parents do to an amazing website called window covers.org and there you can find how to child proof your individual window covering because there are a lot of different times and they offer free repair retrofits. >> we'll put that on moms like me. jamie, thanks for coming in. >> thanks for having me. >> and we'll see you on momslikeme.com. and we have live breaking news from new york city. a fire has shut down subway
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service. the scene is beneath the bridge at 138th street in harlem. trains are not leaving or entering grand central station. we're following this story. we'll bring you the latest information on our website and of course on 9 news now at 5:00 p.m. a water main replacement project is silver spring has turned into a nightmare for one family. this started with an e-mail to 9 news. we showed up on friday and a plumber was finishing replacing expensive fixtures for the third time in less than a year at betsy's house. the problem appears to be gravel and other debris from water main work coming through the pipes and ruining valves. >> this has been going on since late spring. >> all summer? >> and it's been one disaster right after the other. >> the washington suburban sanitary commission said damage
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to her plumbing will be paid for by the contractor duing the water main replacement. wssc adds they have been replacing at least 37 miles of water main in the region this year and a spokesperson said utility takes very seriously our role of managing contractors. for more stories from where you live, go to our website at wusa9.com, find your community in our "where you live" section and keep up with what is happening in your area. contact us and be part of the wusa9.com. and hurricane igor battered bermuda and the storm's effects could soon be felt on our shores. more than 16,000 residents are without power. and there is no word on when their electricity will be back on. the power company is waiting for the storm to subside before
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sending crews out to do work on downed power lines. >> if they're out already, that storm is pulling out quickly. they had wind gusts up to 90 miles per hour. it did weaken and is now going into the north atlantic. it will become a nontropical storm and head toward greenland of all places. what a gorgeous day for you. the rest of the afternoon, it is really dried out and breezy and definitely has that feel in the air. look at the next several hours. 79 by 3:00. that is our high for the day. 75 at 6:00 p.m. and then by 9:00, clear and we're down into the 60s. it is going to be a chilly night tonight. you may want to -- while the wind oars are open, put the heater on now. if you haven't put it on yet, just fire it up because there is usually dust in the system and if you turn it on now with
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the windows open it won't be as bad. because we're talking temperatures in spots of mid- 40s in the suburbans, mid-50s by the bay where the water temperatures keep you warm. sun set at 7:08. for tuesday, sunny and pleasant. low 80s for high. east winds at 5. we'll be a few degrees warmer on tuesday but wednesday will heat up. and the clouds will show. that's from igor. and cold front well off to the south now. 60s up in williamsport. still 83 in roanoke. so a little bit warm. but the air has really dried out. we're 75 -- this dew point at 6:00 a.m. was 61. that shows you how much this has bottomed out and the relative humidity at 31%. north winds at 11, thankfully we don't have windier conditions and too much fuel. or else we'd had a fire condition out there. but if you are going to burn
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anything up, please be careful. and the barometer rising at 30.09. high pressure is up here in michigan. this cool, dry air is coming up under the northerly winds and the front do you know to the north carolina border. however, what will happen is as this high comes down, we'll be cool. tonight will be coolish. and then summer is coming back. high pressure near us tomorrow so we're great. high pressure falls away. our winds by tuesday evening are turning south. and this will touch off a few showers and storms out to the west on wednesday afternoon. if we're lucky, we'll give them over here but you notice the warm air, that is noontime. we'll transition to hot by mid afternoon as temperatures wednesday will be pushing 90 in spots and then it will stay up there for the next few days. here today, high temperatures, upper 70s to around 80 across the region. a few 80s south, mid-70s to the
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north, an annapolis only about 73. our seven-day forecast, here is your temperatures. starting comfortable, 79 today. wednesday they'll fall to 11:09. thursday and friday near 90. a couple of showers and storms possible. and on the weekend, a chance of a couple of showers and mild on sunday. we're going to the kitchen for some good, tasty stuff for you when 9 news returns. wúçúwú
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launched in 2003 to help americans reduce saturated fat. my guest today is kim o'donnell and she's written a book called the meat lovers meatless cook book, fabulous cook book, and today she is fixing a very special dish for me. it is called the west indian style shanna wrap. >> that is the word for chick peas or garbanzos. if you travel to barbadoss, far west indies. and we have something caribbean and really easy to put together. >> smells good. >> i have onions, garlic and ginger. cooked in oil. we're going to do some curry paste. and this is curry powder. and then we have salt, cumin
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and cayenne. and then chick peas from a can. just drain them and rinse them with water. >> i like chick peas. >> they are one of my favorite. >> i like them in my salads. how much water? >> just enough to barely cover your chick peas. so that's for this -- for the recipe, it's about two cups, but it varies. >> the rescue is going to be -- the recipe is on our website, wusa9.com. this looks real simple to make. >> so we bring this up to a lively simmer and set the time for 50 minutes. and this is already going. and we're going to tuck a few into a whole wheat tortilla. >> we have about 15 seconds. >> oh, boy. >> this is very easy. >> very, very easy. >> and it's healthy eating and just once a week to become a vegetarian, it's easy to do. kim o'donnell's book, please get it. the meat lovers meatless cook
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book and the recipe is on our website. come back and visit us at 5:00. look at that. that was so simple. thank you.
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